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The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie

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2 Church Square, Ballater AB35 5NE, Scotland
01339 755611
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie is widely regarded as one of the best...
The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie is widely regarded as one of the best Indian restaurant in Ballater. We pride ourselves on serving award winning, traditional Indian cuisine and best customer service. Varieties in curries and customer satisfaction is our capital. Aromatic spices and exotic ingredients, coupled with traditional family curry recipes passed from generation to generation makes dining at The Lochnagar a truly unique experience. Our emphasis on family history and tradition ensures that only the choicest ingredients are selected for use within our dishes, and we're sure you'll agree that the resulting flavors and textures cannot be surpassed by many other Indian restaurants in Ballater. Whether you're planning to visit our restaurants to celebrate a special occasion, a corporate event, or just enjoy a high quality curry takeaway on a Friday night, The Lochnagar will meet your every culinary need. Reservations can be made and ordered by telephoning the restaurants direct. Thank you for visiting The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie website.
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  • 106
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Visited at the weekend for a meal the food & service was excellent, the staff were so friendly & the restaurant standards were 1st class, highly recommended to family & friends, will be back :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Omar C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited at the weekend for a meal the food & service was excellent, the staff were so friendly & the restaurant standards were 1st class, highly recommended to family & friends, will be back :)

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great popular modern Indian restaurant food was fantastic Busy so book first but highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A flying visit to ballater, asked recommendations from three separate source who all recommend / lochnagar so my expectation was high - not in the least disappointed , great atmosphere packed on on wet Monday night , very good service and food some different dishes from other Indian resturant .

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place serves perfectly good high street indian food and certainly seemed popular the night I was there. Staff were very efficient. You may well eat here if you are in Ballater for any length of time because the choice of restaurants is limited and they can get very busy. Probably wise to book at weekend and in high season..

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Linlithgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The take-away food is great. Four adults with varying tastes were all impressed. The coconut rice was a particular favourite and my vegetarian wife (who finds it hard to find good quality veggie curries) was delighted with her food. Unfortunately there is no delivery service and (oddly) you cant pay by card over the phone. However, top marks to the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Called when I was passing and unfortunately it was closed, but reading the menu outside and seeing the awards for excellence including Trip Advisor clearly need to try harder next time I am passing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A fresh and tasty dinner in a smart and clean restaurant and served by friendly and attentive, but not too attentive, staff. There's nothing worse than OTT service. We enjoyed our meal very much and would eat here again should we ever return to Ballater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have visited the Lochnagar Brasserie a number of times for work evenings and also used the takeaway. Each time I have been the service is great! And the food even better. Can't wait for my next visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Has some more unusual dishes as will as the standard Indian fare. Food was very tasty, pleasantly spicy and not too sweet. Just a delay in getting our bill slightly spoiled the experience.

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Ballater, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We usually get a takeaway but the Lochnagar Brasserie has been very nice when we've had a meal in the restaurant. Weekends can be very busy so it is best to book ahead. Even when we've just dropped in during the week when it is quieter, there have always been several tables with visitors and locals alike. The service has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Church Square, Ballater AB35 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: 01339 755611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Indian

Description

The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie is widely regarded as one of the best Indian restaurant in Ballater. We pride ourselves on serving award winning, traditional Indian cuisine and best customer service. Varieties in curries and customer satisfaction is our capital. Aromatic spices and exotic ingredients, coupled with traditional family curry recipes passed from generation to generation makes dining at The Lochnagar a truly unique experience. Our emphasis on family history and tradition ensures that only the choicest ingredients are selected for use within our dishes, and we're sure you'll agree that the resulting flavors and textures cannot be surpassed by many other Indian restaurants in Ballater. Whether you're planning to visit our restaurants to celebrate a special occasion, a corporate event, or just enjoy a high quality curry takeaway on a Friday night, The Lochnagar will meet your every culinary need. Reservations can be made and ordered by telephoning the restaurants direct. Thank you for visiting The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie website.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?